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THE EVENING STAB, *
With Sunday Morning Edition. 3
WAS^.NGION, D. C. [
THURSDAY August 26. 1920
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THEODORE W. NOTES. .. Editor v
The Evening Star Newspaper Company
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at ?n rents per month: daily only. 4.*? rents per
month; Sunday only. 20 '-ent* per month. Order*
may hr by mail, or telephone Mam
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Maryland and Virginia. 1
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Suffrage Proclaimed. h
Secretary Colby's signature of the aT>rnrla7Ttnt.iotl
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this morning puts the case on the roe- P
ord in the best shape. The women of ^
America are enfranchised from today,
irrespective of state laws. August 26, f'
1320, therefore, becomes a new "date'" ?
in the national calendar. It is a nota- 0
ble day, one for general gratification
and rejoicing. The United States has D
at last done justice to its woman eiti- t'
zens?save in the District of Columbia, d
That an appeal will be taken from ^
Justice Siddons' decision yesterday re- -
fusing a preliminary injunction is as- n
surcd. The way is open through the Cl
Court of Appeals to the Supreme n
Court of the United States. But these e
courts are now on vacation. The w
process of appeal is slow. Tn order to **
get a decision on the controverted
point of the right of the Tennessee ^
at it.c T>rr??r?nt rvtrfj 1?
to vote on ratification in season for ^
the presidential election November 2. f
it will be necessary to expedite this 11
case to the utmost. 11
It wonld be calamitous if after the a1
women have voted under the proelama- **
tion issued today the Supreme Court w
f the United States should hold that ^
the limitation of the constitution of ^
Tennessee, upon the legislative power is
operative and that the thirty-sixth vote ^
east last -week, therefore, should not P1
be eonnted. This might invalidate all r<
the votes cast in all the states in which w
the women have not already been en- ^
f ranch ised. g!
On the other hand, it may be held m
that the women are entitled to -vote
under the proclamation itself, and that
no court would ever rule against the
validity of their vote. In other words, M
it may be that in ease the vote of Ten- al
nessee is rejected the courts will hold ^
that that operates only as to the future el
and not as to elections held meanwhile.
J
There should never be a cloud upon
the title of any President. There shonld
be no question now about the validity a'
of the election in November, and to p
that end both the Conrt of Appeals and ni
the Supreme Court shonld hasten with g<
the ntmost diligence the bearing of
this case so that the final decision may M
be' rendered within the next nine di
weeks. di
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450,000-311,000 vs. 30,000-310,000 tii
At $5,000 a year a District Commis
_i x 1 ww
oiojici is gt-ituig auuui nctii pay. lnerc
are many artisans who in these day*
of high wages have been earning more 01
than that. ^
The District pays iW two civilian mo- ai
nicipal heads $10,000 annually and also rc
eontribntes the difference between the
Engineer Commissioner's Army pay M
and $5,000. This, perhaps, amounts to
$11,000 all told, or $1,000 more than ?*
Petersburg is going to pay its new city M
manager. *
Petersburg has 30,000 people. The ot
District has about 450,000 people. Eaeb w'
Commissioner on the three-Commissioner
basis, therefore, represents re- ?
sponsibility for about 150,000 people, ?
or five times as many as the total popnlation
of Petersburg. tl;
Is the welfare of the District of Co- j &
1_ il -1
nnuuia vtifiuu vnjjr oqc-uiiii mar or | ?
the people of Petersburg?
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Statisticians who figure that increased
railroad rates will not expand
the cost of living have opened up a U
faaeinating line of thonght. If the
proposition works out, the public may
he found clambrLng for the privilege
of paying something extra at the railroad
offices.
Poazi is at least entitled to eredit
/or not being as rough in his work aa I*
Pamho Villa in his method of reliev- &
ing people of their money. re
There is no summer vacation for a
candidate?at least not this year. *e
-i- te
Bryan and Edwards.
The two men most aggressively in
favor of an expression at Ban Fran- ^
ciseo on the prohibition in cation were
William J. Bryan and Gov. Edwards
of New Jersey.
Mr. BTvan attended the convention,
and threw the whole weight of his eloXT
qnence and influence in favor of the
dry cause. ?
Gov. Edwards, although named as a M
delegate, remained at home. But the th
New Jersey delegation, under his direction.
exerted itself in favor ef 'J?e et
wet cause. fi
The convention sidestepped. It gave pi
Mr. Bryan an enthusiastic reception, ti
hut rejected the dry plank he offered ai
for incorporation into the platform, rc
It treated the Jcrseymen and their in
friends very cordially, but rejected the pi
wet plank they offered. w
Ont of this has grown an amusing n;
situation. Mr. Bryan has not as yet
indorsed the nomination of Gov. Cox, 05
but in the fear that he w31, democrats pi
in wet sections of the country are ex- !e
iressing the hope that he may Dot be
issigncd to them for stumping purioscs.
They can see no votes for the
icket in any appeals by him.
In the case of Got. Edwards, who is
tot a spellbinder, but is so pleased
rth the Cox nomination he wants to
o everything in his power to aid in
ts ratification at the polls, hope is exreseed
by democrats in dry sections
liat if he takes the stump he may not
e assigned to them. They can see no
otes for the ticket in any appeals by
im.
All of which gives Chairman White
smething besides campaign funds to
hink about.
hree Commissionership Requisites.
There are three eonaiderations inolved
in the present District commis
ionership situation. They are speed
f appointment, legal qualification of
ie appointees and their representative
opacity. Tn other words, we should
ave two new District Commissioners
s quickly as men ran be found to take
lis hard job for the poor pay the law
rovides; they should be legally eligile
to fill these offices without the
ladow of a doubt, and they should be
illy capable of representing the wish3
and the aspirations of the people
f this community.
When Commissioner Gardiner, whose
?rm expired Jnlv 13, 3919. resigned on
ie 12th of September, he was indeed
to remain in office for a numer
of weeks, not quitting until the
3th of November. His successor was
ot nominated nnt.il the 12t,b of Desmbcr.
That nomination was not defiitcly
rejected by the Senate until the
nd of Mar. The District has been
itbout the services of one of the eivilm
Commissioners for nine months.
Commissioner P.rown tow's resignaon
is dated to take effeet September
>. His successor must be appointed
cfore.that date, and under the law
ie District government cannot be adlinistered
with a substitute or "actig"
civilian Commissioner. So that
t least one new Commissioner must,
e appointed within the next, three
ecks, and the hope is that while the
resident is about it he will name two.
he list of suggestions now on file
the White House is ample. It con
uiui I1UUJCIUUS nuous 01 t'lijeiLne, cumstcnt
people. From that list two repisentatire
citizens of the District?
ithout any possible cloud upon their
tie as such?may be selected who will
ve general satisfaction to the cornunity.
This is a matter that will bear no
>stponemcnt, for the pay of the ofse
of Commissioner is so poor that
me of the most, capable of those who
e on the list of "availablcs" may not
? inclined to accept an office which
itails a serious financial sacrifice.
& Candidate and His Campaign.
Says Gor. Cox:
"Senator Harding denies ray charge
3out the campaign fund which the
material oligarchy is raising. I am
repared to believe that he knows
lining aoour a wr or tilings mat are
>ing on around him."
This to as true of Gore. Cox as of
r. Harding. It is true of every candate
for an important office. A-great
ml goes on aroond him about which
? to net consulted. He has not the
ne to spare for endless details. Much
nst he left to others.
In the ease of a presidential eandi
ite, however, he is represented by a '
an of his choice, who not only Las
e time, but whose duty it is, to keep
i eye on everything of consequence
lating to the campaign, and who most
; eonsnlted before any important step
taken.
In so important a step as the raising
' the campaign fund the manager
old not be ignored. A consultation
itb him would be imperative. Withit
his indorsement no proposition
uuld "go."
Chairman Hays was selected by Mr.
aiding, and Chairman White by Gov.
uc. Hence the testimony of these
ro officials before the Senate invesgating
committee will possess very
eat interest for everybody. For we
ay an ne sure that do "senatorial
igarchy" has been operating without
r. Hays' knowledge, and equally sure
at no large amount of money has .
sen raised for democratic purposes
ithout Mr. White's knowledge.
Got. Cox haa "said something." The
enyen committee is no more aroused
an is the public; and the public will
it be satisfied until the whole story
a been developed.
,, 1
The Poles rejected fourteen of the '
ace terms presented by Russian delertes.
The number 14 is coming to be
garded as no luckier than 13.
An effort is under way to divert at
ntion from the campaign textbooks .
the campaign account books.
Itassia is now hoping that Poland's ,
ilitary momentum will be expended
the border line.
Harding and Booaerelt
In his front-porch address delivered
ssterday to some visiting farmers Mr.
arding said:
"I am firmly convinced that if Col.
ooservelt had lived I would again be ;
w JUU IU lUr UUH III
is campaign."
Mr. Roosevelt's last days were cheerI
by the assurance of many of his
iends that he would be the next re- ;
ibiican nominee for President. And
re re was much warrant for the assnrlee.
Republican sentiment for the
rtnrn of his leadership was incrcasig
perceptibly. Some experienced
rognoetieators gave opinion that he
ould have no opposition for the nomiirion.
Mr. Harding may hay* shared this
pinion. At any rate, he was pieired
to accept again Mr. Roosevelt's
adership, and age his election. As
I Mr. Roosevelt had shed his anti-republicanism?adopted
in 1912 upon organizing
bull moose ry?Mr. Harding
had shed his anti-Rooscveltism hot
that Mr. Roosevelt had returned to the
republican party.
It is proper to say that Mr. Eooeevelt
was "cheered" by this assurance
of his friends, because be very much
desired taking the reins again. He had
been aggressive after his fashion in his
eritieism of President Wilson and the
latter's conduct, of public affairs, and
in that way drawn to himself many
mcn who though in agreement with
him about matters had lacked the
"zip" to tackle the subject rn freehanded
style.
If is of interest to note that former
Senator Dixon of Montana, who managed
Mr. Roosevelt's boll moose campaign
for President, has just been
nominated for governor of that state
by the republicans?another evidence
that bn!7 moosery is dead.
The Tennessee Fizzle.
Those Tennessee filibusters over in
Alabama most feel pretty foolish.
They ran away from Nashville to break
.1 quorum and prevent the certification
of the ratifying vote to Wash
ington. The governor nevertheless has
sent the certificate on. and the run
awavs have had their trouble for their
pains. They have made a show of
themselves as quitters and have ac
complished nothing. Thc.v are frying
to en.joy themselves at picnics and barbecues,
but probably one by one they
will slip away and go home. In a few
days this great revolt will have fizzled
into a Billy failure, and everybody connected
with it will have reason to be
thoroughly ashamed. Tt is a pity that
Tennessee, easting the deciding vote
for suffrage, should have its record
soiled by such a ridiculous performance.
One of the difficulties in locating
profiteers is the fact that in the course
of distribution, everybody who buys
anything regards the person who sells
it as one of them.
Mexican demands for ransom money
lead to a suspicion that unscrupulous
bandits have taken advantage of Villa's
retirement to organize a business similar
to his.
It will be remarkable if the soviet
situation does not develop some controversy
between Lonin and Trotsky
as to who is to blame.
Sugar will have a long way to drop
in price before it ceases to interest the
man who begins his remarks with "I
can remember when "
A settlement toward conservative
conditions is indicated by references
to $15^)00,0(10 as a large amount for a
campaign fund.
Poland is able to report that Lenin's
program of terror is thus far a failure.
Egypt will be free, bat not neglected.
SHOOTING STABS.
BY raiLAKTOSR JOHSSOS.
Exelnsivcness.
rt is a melancholy fact Whenever I
discern
some printed information which I think
the world should learn,
And am eager to repeat it as in knowledge
I delight,
I find some prudent person has secured
a copyright.
A little hit of poetry; some economic
lore,
Which offers you statistics that you
never knew before; v I
^ |
Suggestions as to hew to cook and
bow to act polite?
Yon must keep them all a secret,
'cause they're labeled "copyright."
When Moses, with a purpose ever lofty
and sincere,
In spite of disappointments was resolved
to persevere.
And bring the Ten Commjujdments
from the distant mountain height
It's lucky for the world that no one
marked them "copyright."
Enterprise.
"I see you have bad the streets of
this beautiful little city finely paved,"
remarked Mr. Chuggins.
"Yes," replied the constable. "We
Baa to ao sometbuig to Keep up tne
excitement. Our roads got so lumpy
that everybody slowed up a quarter of
a mile out of town and nobody got;
arrested for speeding."
Value Received.
"Why are your rates so high!" said
the inao who wastes time arguing.
"Your hotel isn't crowded."
"No," answered the clerk with the
serene smile. "The fact that the hotel
isn't crowded makes it twice as comfortable
and your bill is made out accordingly."
Joyous Expectation.
When snowdrifts o'er the landscape
roll,
And blizzards howl with glee,
Perhaps PI1 find a lump of coal
Upon the Christinas tree.
Jud Tunkins says that if he followed
all the instructions in the books about
bow to take eare of an automobile and
bow to take care of a typewriter, he'd
never have time to ride anywhere or
write anything.
Leakage.
"We used to hold investigations to
see whether money was leaking out,"
mused Senator Sorghum.
"Isnt it the same way nowf
"No. Now the idea is to hold investigations
to see whether too much
money isnt leaking in."
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Seventh at F
Women's S3 Full-Fashione
Silk Hosiery. Special SJ.
A remarkable quality?black with
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uuuuic suit:ntLis tjjxvi ?liiciLci i^cu
tops. Very slight imperfections.
New Phoenix Silk Hosiery, $1.80 to $3.45
New Onyx Silk Hosiery, $2.50 to $3.50
New Pointex Silk Hosiery, $3.50 to $5
?Main Floor, South Annex.
The New Fall Glov
Kayser's Imported New Lamb, Kid, I
Real Chamoisette and Mocha Gloi
Gloves, $2.50 $3.25 to $101
A sixtcen-button length Short or long glo
glove of exceptional qual- styles to suit every \\
ity?WHITE. ?Main Floor, SouM
Special?Women's Silk $c
Jersey Bloomers . . . V
Pink Full-cut Bloomers, with rubber at
knees. A very special quality at the special
price.
Special?Gotham Girdles
of Rubber, for Friday
Pink coutil and rubber, side and front
elastics. Beautiful satin trimmed: splendid
for evening wear.
?Srcond Floor, Sonth
A Pre-School Sale oj
fiOO Rr\vc'Wacli RlrMi
VVV W J wJ ?f UUil JL/AV U\
Made to Sell at $1.50 to $
Slightly imperfect?but not enough
wear?-these fine quality woven mac
chambray and high-count percale bio
worth $1.50 to $1.95.
Sizes 6 to 16 years?buy them by tl
To wear at the Seashore No
To Buy for I
Women's White Ki<
A rare bargain opportuni- /H s\ pN
ty. Formerly $10 to $12. \
We do not intend to carry
white shoes from one season
- to another -? therefore the
sacrifice.
A History-Making
Sale of
Georgette Blouse
<r* rvp*
iseriumv y m vj
$7.50 to $1035 ^ ^
Values,
Never before have we ever announced
such amazing values?many
arc lace trimmed; others beaded;
many models have plenty of frills.
Either long or short sleeve, in a
choice of white, flesh or bisque
and suit shades,
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Misses' N
Tricotine
.25 |
Two of the Dresses ,
r Are Sketched ^
I iS/# SENS;
I " pJi rlllF J materia
M J IJJ jg new s,
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$2 4 trastin|
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On the Third Floor, $18.75
Ajim-x. /.
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Women's
Swiss E
fm jilT Worn e n
^fl Very,
r ~ Taffeta
ses OjftC iTdress5.
ii.^a
to affect the Women';
Iras, soisette, Gabardi
uses are still
Smartl
le half dozen. $4.50 to $1
?ThW Tl?or.
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Vext Season's Wear i
i Low Shoes v
I Oxfords and pumps with /s
I turn soles or welted, sport ox- I '
fords with black trimmings |
?high or low heels. Li.
You will find all sizes in . ,
the lot, but not in each style. Bji
?M?Ib rinor, North iSBH. KV
Upholstery 4
Specials
White and Ivory Curtain j|
Nets, Yard, 4Sc
Jost SO yards of new pat- ?1
terns in filet net, 36 inches
_ wide are offered.
IjStt Yards 79c Fine Cre- J us
tamws. Special. Yard. 49c dies
Useful lengths, 2 to 10 colla
yards of a pattern, many smoc
pieces alike?fall patterns in. ot^e
wide
Plain Colored Chenille ?
Portieres, Special, $IU5
. . . and I
100 pairs of choice Old color
Blue, Mulberry, Rose, Brown, voile'
Green and Maroon. 2-inch oonlii
hems, reversible.
?-Third Flow, Booth Annex. ______
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loor Offers
>le Sale V\J||Bm5
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Dresses ||11 J
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On the Third Floor. $18.75
ry miss who knows present day dress
will promptly admit that this price is
VTIONAL-think of the opportunityre
in some instances does not pay for the
il alone. ;i
y are delightful examples of the better %
des. indescribably graceful and elegant f
ry personality. New straight line sii- |
rs, others strictly tailored and still f
lavishly embroidered in wool of cony
colors.
olutelv marvelous values, that will be ,
zed as such at a glance.
:s 14, 16 and 18.
. . ?"Onrd Floor.
fiii v " ii ' ii ' ii'i i in
reme Money Savers From '
i Women's Shops
Voile and Dotted $J7.95
resses, Special
:r frocks of organdies, too. A very
an-up price.
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a JIIK ures^ea 31 c
Very Special AO
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About Two Hundred
in navy, copen and brown?tricolette
hades, and a few of our daintiest sum;s,
sport frocks included.
5 Wash Skirts of $^.95 .
ne. Very Special ^
y tailored and embroidered. Values
2.50.
?Seratd Flow.
I Big One-Day Sale of Kiddies9
tactical Tub Dresses
Three Are Sketched
t those sorts of styles that kid- _ f^C\
1UYW puUIVVU}, UtiUvJUUl i H ?Ji
rs and hand embroidery or *r
king. Some have bloomers, I
rs are in empire effect, with
: belts. Sizes 2 to 6 years. t
te rials ? Plaid check Coloring*?Bright apd
?!ain ginghams; solid darker shades as well as
chambrays; figured solid colors. Plaids, too,
s; plain organdies and along with checks and
ns. stripes.
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